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    Just curious, how much bacon fat do you guys cook your eggs in (if you eat eggs and bacon)?


    I often cook 3 pieces of bacon, then pour off (and save) about 2/3 of the fat that's left, then scramble 3 eggs in the remaining 1/3. And if I cook eggs w/out first cooking bacon, I use about 2-3 teaspoons of fat.


    But I eat them together much more than I eat eggs alone, so I often have a full container of fat and then end up throwing out the "extra" when I cook more bacon.


    Does anyone leave ALL the grease for the eggs?


    Any other ideas for what to do with the fat? I feel so guilty when I throw it away...


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    I did this weekend. ALL the fat from like 6 slices of bacon and MAN were the eggs GOOD :^)


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    Nah, I pour out the excess and then put the eggs in. The pan will still have more than enough bacon grease on it to cook the eggs. I figure I'm already getting a lot of fat in the 4-6 pieces of bacon I eat, so getting rid of the excess seems to make sense. Works for me, anyway.


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    I use a couple tablespoons of fat for the half dozen eggs I usually eat in a given meal, but I'm trying with modest success to gain weight.


    I use bacon fat as a flavoring agent more than anything else. I highly recommend it for Mexican dishes. My favorite is chicken tortilla soup (with no tortillas and just enough beans to thicken the soup). It's just shy of paleo, but I think a cup of beans in a great big pot of soup isn't half bad as 20% goes.


    Bacon fat is also CRUCIAL for any liver dish.

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    I don't pour out any of the fat. I cook the eggs into all of it.

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    Whew, I thought I was going to be the only one Katt.


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    All the bacon fat for anything I make to go with bacon.

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    I don't pour any of it out.

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    I usually pour off at least half the fat -- not because I don't want to cook the eggs in it, but because I want some leftover for cooking other things!

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    When I cook bacon I use all of the fat to fry eggs, a steak, whatever. I use three strips of bacon.


    I had a problem with "fear of fat," having avoided it like the devil for a couple of decades, and I use bacon and its grease for de-programming purposes.


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